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Here’s why men’s soccer can bring home the championship

Here’s why men’s soccer can bring home the championship

Aryanna Ramsaran, Sports Reporter

November 13, 2019

The UVM men’s soccer team finished up as co-champions of America East’s regular season with the University of New Hampshire after a 1-1 tie between the teams Nov. 6. This gives both teams a first-round bye to the semifinals of the America East conference with UVM seeded second, right after UNH....

Men’s soccer seeded second in semis

Men’s soccer seeded second in semis

Hayley Rosen, Sports Reporter

November 12, 2019

Both tension and visible breath were in the air during the America East men’s soccer championship game between UVM and University of New Hampshire Nov. 6. Going into the game, UNH was ranked No. 18 nationally, whereas UVM was ranked significantly lower at No. 60. In America East, UNH was the No. 1...

Day in the life of UVM’s Rally Cat

Day in the life of UVM’s Rally Cat

Hayley Rosen, Staff Writer

November 6, 2019

An ordinary cat sleeps most of the day, but Rally Cat is far too busy for that.  This past Friday, Nov. 1, Rally Cat had many duties to attend to, including a women’s field hockey game, a men’s ice hockey game and VCat Friday.  One Rally  Cat employee, who wishes to remain anonymous to keep the spirit alive, ...

Catamount Country honors basketball all-star alumni T.J. Sorrentine and Taylor Coppenrath

Catamount Country honors basketball all-star alumni T.J. Sorrentine and Taylor Coppenrath

Hayley Rosen, Cynic Sports Reporter

October 29, 2019

Catamount country erupted in applause as the two newest banners sailed up into the rafters Saturday night, Oct. 26. The banners displayed the numbers 11 and 22, those of T.J. Sorrentine and Taylor Coppenrath, two UVM men’s basketball players from the class of 2005. The jerseys were retired before...

10 years later, no sign of DI baseball coming back to UVM

10 years later, no sign of DI baseball coming back to UVM

Hayley Rosen, Staff Writer

October 24, 2019

You could hear a pin drop after the 48 UVM Division I baseball and softball players were informed their teams were being cut in 2009. After suffering from the 2008 recession the UVM athletic department had to make $1 million in cuts. This included cutting the varsity baseball and softball teams, ea...

UVM’s club frisbee program grows with ‘development’ team

UVM’s club frisbee program grows with ‘development’ team

Maryann Makosiej, Staff Writer

October 18, 2019

UVM’s men’s Ultimate Frisbee program has added a third team to its roster, but the team has an uncertain future. Ultimate Frisbee at UVM, is split between men and women. Sophomore Natalie Connor said the three women’s teams, collectively called “Ruckus,” are split into an A, B and C level....

Men’s Hockey opens season with a win

Men’s Hockey opens season with a win

Aryanna Ramsaran, Staff Writer

October 9, 2019

The men’s hockey team opened their 2019-20 season with a win against the University of Guelph Oct. 5. The Catamounts came back from an early 1-0 deficit to win 6-1. “I certainly want to tip my hat to the fans, you know for an exhibition game, there’s not many across the country that gets a crowd lik...

Table tennis team enters a new era with new players

Table tennis team enters a new era with new players

Matthew Bizier, Staff Writer

September 27, 2019

The Table tennis club returned to UVM this semester after an extended absence and only had one table to play on for their first few meetings. While the numbers were low, the atmosphere was competitive; everyone watched as two players faced off at a time. “I started young, my dad said I started at 4,” sai...

Quidditch team fosters friendship

Quidditch team fosters friendship

Lilly Page, Staff Writer

September 27, 2019

If you see students running around on the Redstone green with PVC pipes between their legs, it might be the UVM Quidditch team preparing for their next tournament. On a Tuesday in early fall, the team practiced on Redstone green, laughing and joking around, but got serious when it came to the physical ga...

Defending a legacy: Vermont based Men’s Soccer captain on the season ahead

Defending a legacy: Vermont based Men’s Soccer captain on the season ahead

Hayley Rosen, Staff Writer

September 19, 2019

Lucas Shaw was born and raised a Catamount. Both of his parents graduated from UVM, and he grew up just down the road in South Burlington. Shaw is now a senior at the University studying business administration and is one of four captains of the men’s soccer team. A defenseman entering his third season...

UVM basketball star withdraws from NBA draft

UVM basketball star withdraws from NBA draft

Alek Fleury and Mills Sparkman, Managing Editor and Summer Editor

June 5, 2019

UVM basketball star Anthony Lamb decided to withdraw his name from the NBA draft despite multiple workout invites from NBA teams including the Atlanta Hawks, Cleveland Cavaliers and the Boston Celtics. Lamb will return to UVM to play out his senior year on the team. “I’m excited to announce...

Coach centers team success off the field

Ashley Miller, Senior staff writer

April 30, 2019

Men’s lacrosse head coach Chris Fiefs didn’t always envision himself as a lacrosse coach. Instead, he wanted to pursue federal law enforcement or join the military. Feifs is in his third season at UVM and two years ago led the men’s program to their most successful season on the field and i...

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